Originally Posted by Arkie
What a way to start off the new millennium! Sixteen years of the two worst Presidents in history. The sad reality is that Romney, McCain, and Kerry wouldn't have been any better. It's not a political party problem, it's a federal government problem.
I think it's both.
Obama was a reaction the the bizarre Bush years, just like Carter after the Nixon resignation (not counting the unelected Ford) and Reagan after the Carter years.
We don't necessarily elect the best for the job, more like in reaction to the previous administration along party lines.
The bureaucrats and the Federal system remain largely intact and keep growing.